New Research Shows Millions of Brits Wrongly Believe CBD Oils are Illegal and/or the Same as Smoking Marijuana

Believe it or not, but negative ideas around CBD (cannabidiol) oils persist among the British population. According to a recent research effort, millions still believe it has the same effect as smoking marijuana – and that it’s illegal.

Dr. Ed, a manufacturer of premium CBD oils, commissioned the research in conjunction with the launch of a new range of CBD oils.

“As with most emerging industries, regulation is loose, which has lead to a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding CBD – and an awful lot of mis-selling,” said Dr. Edward Jones, the neuroscientist who formed the manufacturing company.

Most CBD products are hemp-based, as hemp (which is part of the cannabis family) is naturally rich in the compound, while containing less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH).

Unlike with THC, cannabis’s primary psychoactive compound, users won’t experience any kind of “high” with CBD products – nor is the compound considered to be addictive. There are no known negative side effects to using CBD. In fact, quite the opposite:

“There is increasing evidence that CBD can be used to successfully treat a number of complaints, including anxiety and pain, and can also help with concentration, sleep, and muscle recovery after sports,” Dr Jones explained.

Despite the facts, 2/3 of the research respondents believe CBD to be illegal in the UK – and 80% think it’s exactly the same as smoking marijuana.

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